On April 28 - 29, 2023, Rebuilding Together Peninsula and Sobrato joined forces to give EHP a much needed facelift. With a grant from RTP, our warehouse floors were restored and the Activity Building received a fresh coat of exterior paint plus deck repairs. Team captain, Peter Tsai from the Sobrato Organization, was able to secure a company to remove the old epoxy flooring and restore the underlying concrete while RTP gathered all the necessary supplies to paint and restore the Activity Room and surrounding deck.
Dozens of volunteers from Sobrato and RTP gathered early on the morning of April 28, to move all freestanding items from the warehouse into our parking lot, storage unit and food pantry. Once that was done, the volunteers led by Greg Bernard of RTP moved on to work on the Activity Building while the flooring contractors began work on the warehouse floors. Tarps were laid while an RTP carpenter replaced broken or deteriorated balusters and deck railings. Soon painting was underway and from the finished product, you would never guess that some of the volunteers had no painting experience whatsoever.
It was a long day and we were thankful for the morning pastries, breakfast sandwiches and beverages and a food truck for lunch provided by Sobrato. By 6 pm, the Activity Building was newly painted with leftover supplies and equipment neatly tucked away and the warehouse floors ready to be polished. The next day was quieter, with the floor company returning to finish the floors and Peter and a few friends to oversee the remaining work. It was amazing how they were able to turn this project around in two days!
EHP is extremely grateful to Rebuilding Together Peninsula and the Sobrato Organization for renovating our warehouse floors and painting the Activity Building. Thank you for helping to sustain and enhance our facility and creating a safer campus for our staff, volunteers, clients and visitors.
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